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Chinese Experts Uncover Details of Equation Group's Bvp47 Covert Hacking Tool

Researchers from China's Pangu Lab have disclosed details of a "top-tier" backdoor put to use by the Equation Group, an advanced persistent threat (APT) with alleged ties to the cyber-warfare intelligence-gathering unit of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Dubbed "Bvp47" owing to numerous references to the string "Bvp" and the numerical value "0x47" used in the encryption algorithm, the…

Datum: 23. 2. 2022

9-Year-Old Unpatched Email Hacking Bug Uncovered in Horde Webmail Software

Users of Horde Webmail are being urged to disable a feature to contain a nine-year-old unpatched security vulnerability in the software that could be abused to gain complete access to email accounts simply by previewing an attachment. "This gives the attacker access to all sensitive and perhaps secret information a victim has stored in their email account and could allow them to gain further…

Datum: 23. 2. 2022

25 Malicious JavaScript Libraries Distributed via Official NPM Package Repository

Another batch of 25 malicious JavaScript libraries have made their way to the official NPM package registry with the goal of stealing Discord tokens and environment variables from compromised systems, more than two months after 17 similar packages were taken down. The libraries in question leveraged typosquatting techniques and masqueraded as other legitimate packages such as colors.js,…

Datum: 23. 2. 2022

Hackers Stole $1.7 Million Worth of NFTs from Users of OpenSea Marketplace

Malicious actors took advantage of a smart contract upgrade process in the OpenSea NFT marketplace to carry out a phishing attack against 17 of its users that resulted in the theft of virtual assets worth about $1.7 million. NFTs, short for non-fungible tokens, are digital tokens that act like certificates of authenticity for, and in some cases represent ownership of, assets that range from…

Datum: 22. 2. 2022

Chinese Hackers Target Taiwan's Financial Trading Sector with Supply Chain Attack

An advanced persistent threat (APT) group operating with objectives aligned with the Chinese government has been linked to an organized supply chain attack on Taiwan's financial sector. The attacks are said to have first commenced at the end of November 2021, with the intrusions attributed to a threat actor tracked as APT10, also known as Stone Panda, the MenuPass group, and Bronze Riverside,…

Datum: 22. 2. 2022

Hackers Backdoor Unpatched Microsoft SQL Database Servers with Cobalt Strike

Vulnerable internet-facing Microsoft SQL (MS SQL) Servers are being targeted by threat actors as part of a new campaign to deploy the Cobalt Strike adversary simulation tool on compromised hosts. "Attacks that target MS SQL servers include attacks to the environment where its vulnerability has not been patched, brute forcing, and dictionary attack against poorly managed servers," South Korean…

Datum: 22. 2. 2022

New Android Banking Trojan Spreading via Google Play Store Targets Europeans

A new Android banking trojan with over 50,000 installations has been observed distributed via the official Google Play Store with the goal of targeting 56 European banks and carrying out harvesting sensitive information from compromised devices. Dubbed Xenomorph by Dutch security firm ThreatFabric, the in-development malware is said to share overlaps with another banking trojan tracked under the…

Datum: 21. 2. 2022

Iranian State Broadcaster IRIB Hit by Destructive Wiper Malware

An investigation into the cyberattack targeting Iranian national media corporation, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), in late January 2022 resulted in the deployment of a wiper malware and other custom implants, as the country's national infrastructure continues to face a wave of attacks aimed at inflicting serious damage. "This indicates that the attackers' aim was also to disrupt…

Datum: 21. 2. 2022

A Free Solution to Protect Your Business from 6 Biggest Cyber Threats in 2022

For the last few years, the cybersecurity threat landscape has gotten progressively more complex and dangerous. The online world is now rife with data thieves, extortionists, and even state actors looking to exploit vulnerabilities in businesses' digital defenses.  And unfortunately — the bad guys have the upper hand at the moment. Part of the reason for that is the fallout from the rapid…

Datum: 21. 2. 2022

Hackers Exploit Bug in SMS Verification Services to Infect Android Devices

An analysis of SMS phone-verified account (PVA) services has led to the discovery of a rogue platform built atop a botnet involving thousands of infected Android phones, once again underscoring the flaws with relying on SMS for account validation. SMS PVA services, since gain prevalence in 2018, provide users with alternative mobile numbers that can be used to register for other online services…

Datum: 21. 2. 2022

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